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moomba32
The coils were replaced with new ones. It's a good shop owned by a Corvair guy, he suggested I replace the O2 sensors, I'll do that and see. I'm not sure if it has an EGR valve, I don't think so.
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2 days ago
moomba32
I thought a Corvair body lift kit was an S-10 truck frame.
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2 days ago
moomba32
You may need to disconnect one of the batteries and crank with only one to test them if your are connected + to +.
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2 days ago
moomba32
I'm guessing your batteries are connected + to + and - to -. The most effective way to test the battery is with a voltage meter, hold the leads directly on the battery post, dig it in so it makes good connection, should read about 12.5 volts or so, now try cranking the engine while the meter is on the battery, your voltage should not fall below 9.5 while cranking, the lower the voltage the weaker
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2 days ago
moomba32
OK Jeep made it to the shop about a week ago, $165 fee to run diagnostics to find out it's problem. Don't feel bad guys that y'all couldn't figure out it's problem, neither could they, a long list of stuff that's fine but no smoking gun. They said it has 2 bad O2 sensors and has carbon on the pistons, the next step is to correct those two items and keep looking. So I'll go pick it up, use it for
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3 days ago
moomba32
They never are 'done', we just get them to a point that has us happy until we see something that needs attention and it's back to it. As long as it keeps improving there's progress.
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4 days ago
moomba32
My "shop is 30x30 with 12 foot walls it's the square tubing design, handles a car lift fine. I have big lean-tos on both sides and the back to keep all my 'stuff' parked out of the rain and sun. I don't think the shop needs to be huge unless you want to work on several vehicles at once but I do like having some shelter to park the rest of the stuff under. I agree traveling is a big focus for us,
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4 days ago
moomba32
Bummer, that looks like it was a bad day.
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5 days ago
moomba32
It would be so much more useful if it had tires instead of having to ride on rails.
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5 days ago
moomba32
Wasn't really a problem, I was able to make the 100 mile journey. I could have put the batteries behind the seats but I would've needed to take time to locate something to protect the carpet. The 66 normally has an empty trunk or at most my travel/show kit with a few tools and cleaning supplies plus 2 chairs so my low front does the function I want of helping me turn when on the course.
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6 days ago
moomba32
I looked into them a while back, cost way more than I thought they would.
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6 days ago
moomba32
It does make me wonder how did that play out?
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6 days ago
moomba32
Jeep battery died, 6 months ago, lawnmower battery died last month, Tahoe yesterday, all three acted shorted, not the normal weak or losing the charge, all of them had to be replaced for the vehicle to work again, no just jump start to get you going. I have ten vehicles with batteries and actually have had decent service, the 64 used a battery 10 years, my tractor battery is about 10 years old
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6 days ago
moomba32
I knew you'd like that title. I took the Jeep to the shop Wednesday, it got too annoying and I quit driving it, one of our club past members runs a shop so I took him the Jeep so that left me with 2 running Corvairs, my wife's Hummer and my Tahoe. (The Tahoe trailered the Jeep to the shop without killing anyone(:P)). Anyway went out yesterday to go to work, turned the key on the Tahoe and click,
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6 days ago
moomba32
Awesome, forum worked again.
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7 days ago
moomba32
I ignore posts with unusual names, particularly early in the morning, they usually disappear later in the day.
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8 days ago
moomba32
Well I bought 2 Goodyear Endurance tires, 225/75-15, E rated. Most places had prices around $125-135 delivered, I bought from a newish vendor on eBay, Simple Tire, for right at $100 each delivered. Showed up in 2 days with a build date of 25-18, three weeks old, might be the newest tires I've ever had. They look good, hope they work.
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8 days ago
moomba32
Yep PVC pipe is excellent, UPS an d FEDEX will surcharge you for not having a box but usually take it. The windshield trim is going to take box big enough to put it in with the bend in tact, you'll need to put enough packing in it to keep the box from being crushed. The big light box is then charged a higher weight because it takes up space. USPS has a Parcel Post rate that is lower for bulky stu
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8 days ago
moomba32
jasvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bring the parts to the convention and sell them > Outdoor spaces are available. You can register on > line. > John Sweet Well in Jerry's words his computer skills are humble, I'm betting he'd be better off registering onsite. Will he be able to get an outside space when the convention starts?
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8 days ago
moomba32
67 airvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The long term problem with a pole barn is that, > sooner or later, they will all rot off at the > ground. So if you plan on having the property for > any length of time (think in decades) a permanent > concrete and block foundation is the only way to > go. I'm pretty sure a pole barn will last
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8 days ago
moomba32
First is the $40 tool I use at work, made thousands of crimps with it. Below is what I use at home, $7 HF, I really see very little difference.
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8 days ago
moomba32
Like Frank says a good crimping tool is most important. 3M are probably good, I can vouch for T&B (Thomas and Betts) or Burndy, google.com can tell you where to buy. Probably eBay.com will have them.
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8 days ago
moomba32
That looks like the 15x6 wheels I have on my 64. I used 1 inch thick billet aluminum spacers that bolt to the car then the wheel bolts to the spacer, fit is perfect. Some will say the spacers are not safe though, I've had them around 20 years now, no problem yet.
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9 days ago
moomba32
That's one of the greatest days when working on a project car. Congratulations!!!
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9 days ago
moomba32
Is the LM power top frame actually different from the manual top. My Spyder came with a power top, not working, I had access to a parts car with a much better top that was manual, the only difference between the two was instead of cylinders the manual top had springs. I'm currently using the springs but saved the rest to convert it back to power if I ever feel the urge. It was really an easy swap
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9 days ago
moomba32
The pole barn looks like the best path to a permanent shop providing your laws allow you to keep adding to it, like roof now, concrete next year then walls and doors later. The utility I work for will not reuse utility poles and for whatever reason they always have some waiting to be thrown away and will gladly give them to you so you can have free poles. Second option is the portable building
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10 days ago
moomba32
I don't necessarily disagree that towing with the modern big trucks is safer, the evidence proves they are. A point I try to make is that in years past this wasn't so much of a concern and that towing with a more modern smaller vehicle is perhaps as safe as what was available years ago. In the 70s and early 80s it was common to tow a fairly large travel trailer with a 4 door Buick, I used to
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11 days ago
moomba32
I'm pretty sure some of you have missed the question. How does the 1/2 ton Tahoe compare to the 3/4 ton trucks from the 70s into the 80s? I don't see anywhere that shows any towing capacities for the older trucks, when did that start? Yes Lee my current tires are Load Range E, usually run 50psi, more when I tow something. I wasn't going 25 on grades because I was scared or unstable, just ta
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11 days ago
moomba32
Good info Lee. I do have 80 tires on it, it has the larger brakes and a limited slip rear, was set up for 3 rows of seats and towing so it's a little tougher than some. Does have wimpy tranny and mushy springs, thought about the inner-spring air bags. I've had 2 travel trailers, 5,000 and 7,500 lbs. The lighter one was a handful to tow, started the wag way too easy, the heavier trailer was super
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